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GAZA (Reuters) – Two people were found dead near the site of an Israeli missile strike at the coastal strip’s border with Israel, Gaza medics said on Tuesday.
The Israeli military said it had attacked a group suspected of tampering with the border fence.
Word - Identities - East - Qarara - Village
There was no immediate word on the identities of those killed east of Qarara village, in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Shortly before midnight on Monday the Israeli military said one of its aircraft had fired at a group of suspected militants who had “suspiciously approached” the border fence and placed an object next to it.
Israel - Troops - Settlers - Gaza - Control
Israel withdrew its troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005 but maintains tight control of its land and sea borders.
Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been stalled for several years and Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, where the Palestinians hope to establish an independent state, have expanded.
Forces - Days - Bombs - Border - Fence
Israeli forces say that in recent days they have dismantled at least two bombs planted near the border fence, which has been the scene of weekly Palestinian demonstrations since March 30.
At least 179 Palestinians have been killed in the protests, according to medical officials in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Israeli - Army
The Israeli army says it is defending its...
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